2020-01-21 09:32Press release

Winners of the 2019 Guldbagge Awards

Photo by Pelle T Nilsson / SPAPhoto by Pelle T Nilsson / SPA

At an awards ceremony held at Cirkus in Stockholm yesterday, the winners of the 2020 Guldbagge Awards were crowned. The two big winners were And Then We Danced and Aniara with four awards respectively, with Levan Akin’s And Then We Danced the winner for Best Film, and the Best Director award going to Aniara helmers Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja.

At the ceremony, hosted by actress and screenwriter Emma Molin and broadcast live by SVT (Swedish Television), the following Guldbagge Awards were handed out:

Best Film

And Then We Danced                                                                   
Directed by Levan Akin
Produced by Mathilde Dedye and Ketie Danelia

Best Director

Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja
for Aniara

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Emelie Garbers
for her role as the Mimarobe in Aniara

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Levan Gelbakhiani
for his role as Merab in And Then We Danced

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Bianca Cruzeiro
for her role as Isagel in Aniara

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

David Dencik
for his portrayal of Sture Bergwall in The Perfect Patient (Quick)

Best Screenplay

Levan Akin
for And Then We Danced

Best Cinematography

Lisabi Fridell
for And Then We Danced

Best Editing

Erika Gonzales, Kristin Grundström and Karolina Bengtsson
for Josefin & Florin

Best Costume Design

Margrét Einarsdóttir
for Swoon (Eld & lågor)

Best Sound/Sound Design

Andreas Franck and Fredrik Dalenfjäll
for 438 Days (438 dagar)

Best Makeup

AnnaCarin Lock
for The Perfect Patient (Quick)

Best Original Score

Nathaniel Méchaly
for Swoon (Eld & lågor)

Best Set Design

Anders Hellström, Frida Ekstrand Elmström and Nicklas Nilsson
for About Endlessness (Om det oändliga)

Best Visual Effects

Arild Andersson, Per Jonsson and Andreas Wicklund
for Aniara

Best Short Film

Excess Will Save Us
Directed by Morgane Dziurla-Petit

Best Documentary Film

Directed by Anna Eborn

Best Foreign Language Film

Directed by Bong Joon-ho

The Guldbagge Audience Award

I’ll Be Home for Christmas (Jag kommer hem igen till jul)
Directed by Ella Lemhagen
Produced by Sandra Harms and Rachel Bodros Wolgers

The Audience Award was produced in collaboration with Aftonbladet.

The Award of Honour (Hedersguldbagge)

Lasse Åberg, director and actor

The Gullspira (for extraordinary contributions in films for children)

Christian Ryltenius, diirector and animator

The Award for Best Newcomer

Emily Norling, director


Awarded annually since 1964, the Guldbagge ("Golden Beetle") is the name of the Swedish Film Institute's award for achievements during the previous year. The award itself, in the form of a fantastical beetle, was designed by the artist Karl Axel Pehrson.

About The Swedish Film Institute

The Swedish Film Institute works to promote film across the board – from idea to finished product, during launch in Sweden and around the world, and by preserving films for posterity in our archives. The Guldbagge Awards are Sweden’s leading film awards and have been presented by The Swedish Film Institute since 1964. In our database The Swedish Film Database you can search for information about all Swedish feature-length films released at the cinema since 1897.


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